Flexibility Exercise For Poor Shoulder Extension

Flexibility Exercise For Poor Shoulder Extension

Shoulder Extension DemonstrationShoulder extension is when you lift your arms behind your back in the sagittal plane.

We often train for shoulder flexion flexibility, but not shoulder extension and because we don’t do much behind us in everyday life, if we don’t often work this range of motion, so we lose it.

But it’s an important range to be able to do fun things like Dips, Muscleups, allowing a full wind-up for throwing and racket sports and simply to be as flexible as we were meant to be.

One exercise that is often prescribed for this is the Crab or Tabletop.

However, I personally have often performed this technique incorrectly because I’ve been trying to max out the stretch without paying attention to proper alignment.

So in this video, you’re going to learn the proper alignment and we’ll also discuss what should be happening with your scapula to get the most out of this technique.

Move with PURPOSE & PRECISION!

What we’re all about here in the DOJO.

If you feel like you can’t activate your shoulder blades properly, just keep working it for 4 reps x 30 seconds per day for 2 weeks and I bet you’ll feel what you’re supposed to and at the same time, you’ll open your chest up and improve your posture.

Add the Active Hands Behind the Head exercise and you’ve got a great 1-2 punch to fix your posture and open your chest.

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Cathy
Cathy

Oh, wow! This is great for my right shoulder in particular. I’ve been away from bikram yoga for about 6 months and my right shoulder where I had surgery has started to tighten up a LOT. I can really feel this stretching it out. Thanks, Eric

John McCauley
John McCauley

I’m always amazed how my wife can reach back and unfasten a bra strap. Wow, that’s flexibility. Your course will help me get there. Hopefully I won’t get man boobs and need a bra.

Eric Wong
Eric Wong

That’s a good test to assess your progress. Just don’t let your wife catch you practicing.

Edeltraud
Edeltraud

Thank you Eric , I will do that and see what it does , thanks again .! Have a wonderful Day !👍

Klaus
Klaus

Thank you Eric, I definitely will put this in my routine.

Gregory
Gregory

Is this good for shoulder warm up as well as ROM?

Eric Wong
Eric Wong

Most definitely!

Sandra
Sandra

Thank you ! Been weight training for 35 yrs but have always neglected my shoulder stretches !

Eric Wong
Eric Wong

Haven’t we all? 😉

Al M
Al M

Thanks! I always appreciate your clear advice and short video.

Joe
Joe

As always, great advice Eric. This is something I’ll definitely include in my daily routine. Nice addition to you shoulder solution recommendations.

Thanks for putting it out there.